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LG Teases A Round Smartwatch To Be Shown Off At IFA

August 24, 2014 - Written By Justin Diaz

Many of us are patiently waiting on the Moto 360 to release, but while we wait LG seems to be do the opposite and is preparing to show off its brand new smartwatch at IFA in Berlin which takes place in the beginning of September. At first the IFA unveiling of the second generation G Watch was just a rumor, but now it’s a rumor that LG gave some truth to this morning with the teaser video they put out about the upcoming smartwatch. If you weren’t a fan of the original LG G Watch we imagine it could be for various reasons. Perhaps you just didn’t like the look, or maybe you weren’t fond of the plastic makeup and want your watches to be made with premium materials. Some simply may have just disliked the square face, something that isn’t usually associated with watches.

At least on one level LG is ready to address an issue that some people have found with its first watch, and that’s with the square face. The teaser this morning from LG briefly teases their upcoming watch we’ll assume will end up being called the G Watch R, which hints at the coming of a round watch face to follow up the G Watch and its square design. LG has obviously taken note of the fact that more than a few people are interested in the Moto 360’s round style, and this has likely led them to decide on something round for their own next product.

While we don’t get a real good look at whatever the actual design of the watch will be, we do get a few glimpses of watch faces and near the very end of the video we can see a slight blip of the possible end design. This could also just be a mocked up reference design for the video itself. A couple of things are certain, LG is now competing with Motorola for the likes of customers who want a rounded face on their smartwatch, and they’ll be showing off the device at IFA. LG also took the time to point out that their smartwatch will have what they’re calling a completely round face, something that has been a common complaint over the 360 due to the black bar at the bottom of the display. Take a look at the quick video and then you can see a few screenshots of other watchfaces that were shown in the video.